Night Photography: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Travel photography, for all that entails, is my favorite type of photography. There is nothing that beats the excitement of seeing a new place, new people, new sites that re-ignites my inspiration for photography.

Travel photography for Paris, known as the city of lights, would not be complete with some night shots. During our vacation to Paris in May 2014, I ventured out to take this night shot of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

A 5-second exposure without using a tripod!

Traveling without a tripod, I managed to take a 5-second long exposure. Read on to see how I managed to steady the camera and set my exposure to achieve the starbursts light effect without a starburst filter.

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Street photography: France

Street photography is still relatively new and foreign to me. Because it is so in-your-subject’s face, I can’t really bring myself to do it often. And do it comfortably.

This first photo is obviously not on the street at all. Rather, it is behind a clock face on the inside of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

Leisure time

equipment: Nikon D600 and Nikon AF-S 14-24 f/2.8 lens
exposure 1/160 sec, f/5.6, iso 1000, 18mm
post processing: fill light 40, saturation +20, vignetting -10

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